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Assistant Professor, Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering

Michigan Technological University

Job detailsJob TypeFull-timeLocation1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton, MI 49931+ Leaflet | OpenStreetMap contributorsFull Job Description
22263 Department: Civil, Environ & Geospatial Engrg Work Type: Faculty Location: Main Campus (Houghton, MI) Full Time / Part Time: Full Time Categories: Engineering

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer that provides equal opportunity for all, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.
If you require any auxiliary aids, services, or other accommodations to apply for employment, or for an interview, at Michigan Technological University, please notify the Human Resources office at 906-487-2280 or

Job Description Summary

The Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering at Michigan Technological University invites applications for assistant professor, tenure-track faculty positions. Applicants for the positions are required to have a Ph.D. in civil engineering or a closely related discipline. The universitys Tech Forward initiatives focus on building research in autonomous and intelligent systems, data revolution and sensing, natural resources, water and energy, and sustainability and resilience. Research areas include, but are not limited to, transportation engineering (safety, data analytics, infrastructure, pavements, and systems resilience), construction engineering (sustainability, resilience, and decarbonization; automation and robotics; cyber physical systems and digital twinning), and other emerging technology areas.

Michigan Tech attracts world-class faculty and staff who enrich the educational experience of smart, motivated, and adventurous students. Applicants who are committed to promoting a sense of belonging and contributing to an equitable and inclusive learning environment for all are strongly encouraged to apply (

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)

Teach both undergraduate and graduate level courses. Develop a sustainable externally funded research program. Be recognized by your peers for your excellence in research and creation of knowledge. Foster and contribute to a collaborative DEIS culture within the workplace. Engage in professional service activities within the department, university, community, and technical organizations. Employees are expected to apply safety-related knowledge, skills, and practices to everyday work and commit to learning about continuous improvement strategies and applying them to everyday work.

Required Education, Certifications, Licensures (minimum requirements)

Ph.D. in civil engineering or a closely related discipline

Required Experience (minimum requirements)

Demonstrated potential for excellence in research, teaching, and scholarship

Desirable Education and/or Experience

Experience in classroom teaching, designing and developing a new courses at the university level
Experience in leading and advising a research group
Writing research proposals and publishing peer-reviewed papers
Registration as a professional engineer or the ability to become registered

Required Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities (minimum requirements)

Strong commitment to teaching, research, scholarship, and service

Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities

Technical Communication skills (oral and written)
Empathy and support for diversity and inclusiveness
Student mentoring skills
Ability to engage in collaborative research
Participation in professional organizations
Fostering a culture of safety in your work environment

Language, Mathematics and/or Reasoning Skills

Work Environment and/or Physical Demands

The work environment is that of a typical office and/or classroom setting. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

Required Training and Other Conditions of Employment

Every employee at Michigan Technological University will receive the following 4 required trainings; additional training may be required by the department.

Required University Training:

Employee Safety Overview

Anti-Harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation Training

Annual Data Security Training

Annual Title IX Training

Background Check:
Offers of employment are contingent upon and not considered finalized until the required background check has been performed and the results received and assessed.
Other Conditions of Employment:
The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment. This is not an E-Verified Position.

Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) % (1=100%)


FLSA Status


Appointment Term

9 months


Pay Rate/Salary

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Title of Position Supervisor

Department Chair

Posting Type

Internal & External

Dependent on Funding


Special Instructions to Applicants (if applicable)

Applications are to be submitted online at Applicants should provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement describing their research interests and future plans, and a statement of their teaching interests and philosophy, Applicants will be asked for the names of at least three professional references as part of the application process. In addition, applicants must submit a diversity statement that describes how their past and/or potential actions support a culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, and a sense of belonging where all members of a campus community can excel. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Review of the applications will begin immediately. For full consideration, complete application packages should be received by December 5, 2022.

Additional Information

The Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering currently has 29 faculty members, 528 undergraduate students, and 112 graduate students. Externally-funded research is approximately $2.5M, and the Department is on a trajectory to double its graduate enrollment over the next five years. The CEGE Department has many teaching and research labs with state-of-the-art facilities and connections with industry, which provide instrumentation to support student education and research. Michigan Tech’s graduates are eagerly sought by industry because of their hands-on training and rigorous coursework.

Michigan Technological University, one of the four major research universities in the State of Michigan, is located in Michigans Upper Peninsula adjacent to Lake Superior. The community offers a small-town environment with outstanding four-season recreational opportunities. Michigan Tech is located in Houghton, MI on the south shore of Lake Superior. Michigan Tech also has a variety of research centers and institutes, including the Michigan Tech Transportation Institute.

Michigan Tech is proud to be an ADVANCE Institution that has thrice received National Science Foundation support to increase diversity, inclusion, and the participation and advancement of women and underrepresented individuals in STEM. (see

Michigan Tech recognizes the importance of supporting faculty members partners; candidates selected for on-campus interviews will be invited to bring a guest. Additional details on our Partner Engagement Program can be found at

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer that provides equal opportunity for all, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Education, Certifications, Licensures* (minimum requirements)

Advertised: 21 Oct 2022 Eastern Daylight Time Applications close:

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